COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 4 ARTL Action members are holding a sit-in to protest Dr. James Dobson at his Focus on the Family headquarters at 8655 Explorer Drive in Colorado Springs today, Thur. Sept. 4, starting at 9:00 a.m. The political 527 group is exposing Dr. Dobson for violating his pledge in which he invoked the name of God by declaring that he is voting for John McCain.
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On April 28, 1990 at the Washington D.C. Rally for Life Dr. Dobson stated, "I want to give a pledge to you on a political level... I have determined that for the rest of my life, however long God lets me live on this earth, I will never cast one vote for any man or woman who would kill one innocent baby." (See pledge video and more at ARTLaction.com.) James Dobson is violating this pledge by voting for John McCain for president, a Republican who has recently voted to authorize funding to kill some children by surgical abortion.
"Dr. Dobson repeated his broken pledge on his radio program in March of 1995 saying, 'I am committed never again to cast a vote for a politician who would kill one innocent baby,' referring to the rape and incest 'exceptions,' 'which are a window to the soul of a 'pro-life' candidate,'" said ARTL Action president Steve Curtis.
"John McCain funds the killing of countless children," said the group's director of research, Darrell Birkey, "for example by voting to allocate monies on Oct. 27, 2005 for tax-funded surgical abortion if the baby's father is a criminal, that is, a rapist." The official Senate.gov website documents McCain's Yea vote (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00281) on the Health and Human Services Appropriations Public Law 109-149 and the Government Printing Office indicates that McCain's vote authorized funding for abortion to kill an unborn child whose father is a criminal. As the law states (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=109_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ149.109.pdf) , SEC. 507. (a) "funds are appropriated in this Act" that includes coverage of abortion, SEC. 508. (a) (1) "if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest."
"Dr. Dobson is openly violating the pledge he took before God," said Birkey, "by voting for John McCain. Both the Sarah Palin distraction, and the candidate's rhetoric to Rick Warren claiming he believes that human rights begin at conception, are belied by McCain's long tolerance of chemical abortifacients and funding the dissection of the tiniest embryonic boys and girls."
"In violating his pledge before God, Dr. Dobson has lost the moral authority to speak for Christians," said Curtis. "He can speak for Republicans who do not fear God, but he cannot speak for the Body of Christ."
Last week ARTL Action unfurled the massive (http://artlaction.com/release/20080826/artl-unfurled-dnc-sheets-shame) Sheets of Shame abortion protest sign on a mountain overlooking the DNC in Denver. "American RTL will expose Republican and Democratic leaders who whitewash child killing," said Curtis, who is also a former chairman of the Colorado GOP.
SOURCE American Right to Life